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Chai means “tea". Some stories say it was invented by a royal king in the ancient courts of India and Siam, who protected the recipe as one of his treasures. However, its roots can be traced unmistakably to Ayurveda.  Chai is a traditional Indian drink, spicy and robust in flavor to stimulate the senses and soothe the soul.  Served hot, with milk (I like to add vanilla soy milk) and sweetener, Chai is a wonderful treat for the holidays.  My new favorite Chai is Red Chai Tulsi Tea from Organic India.  It is made with Tulsi (also known as “The Queen of Herbs"), classic chai spices like cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg and clove (all organic, of course!), and African red tea.  This Chai is abundant in antioxidants, and the best part is that it is caffeine free!  For those Chai lovers who prefer a little caffeine, Organic India makes a wonderful Chai Masala Tulsi Tea with black tea.  Close your eyes and the aroma alone will make you feel like you're in India on a fabulous vacation.

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